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Two Candidates with Proven Success for Chelmsford

With talk about taxes and accountability leading up to this election, I can think of no better representatives to be elected than Matt Hanson and Patrick Maloney. Read on to find out why.

Chelmsford is an interesting town. We have many extremely active residents, one very vocal detractor, and a community that, overall, seems to trust our local government and town volunteers to keep things moving forward. On Tuesday, April 2, the voters will be asked to fill two open seats on the Board of Selectmen. Out of five candidates seeking these seats, I will be filling in the box next to incumbent Matt Hanson and long-time town volunteer Patrick Maloney.

Matt has done an excellent job working with the Board to improve our financial stability during challenging economic times while simultaneously pushing forward impressive improvements to town infrastructure and energy efficiency. He is a thoughtful man who cares about his neighbors and who thoroughly enjoys serving the community.

Pat has been a strong partner to the Board of Selectmen and many town departments by overseeing the renovations of our schools, two town halls and the upcoming fire department and DPW headquarters - all while aggressively pursuing rebates and grant money to lower the cost. This directly impacts each and every one of us in our wallets.

With talk about taxes and accountability leading up to this election, I can think of no better representatives to be elected than Matt Hanson (#3 on the Ballot) and Patrick Maloney (#4 on the Ballot) - both of whom have proven success and who see Chelmsford as the tremendous community we all enjoy.

Joanne Stanway
Lantern Lane

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Glenn Thoren March 28, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Joanne, You are quite right...... Matt has done very well and Pat has saved the taxpayers more than $17 MILLION dollars. How can you beat that combination of experience and results. Answer: You can't. We need Matt to continue and we certainly need Pat Maloney to bring his management skills, dedication, avbailability, and crative ways to get and save money to the Board of Selectman.
Anna Bucciarelli March 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Thanks Joanne ... I've been wavering between Matt and another candidate, thinking new blood may be good, so your words are valuable to me in helping make my decision. Also, nice to put a face to your columns ... been reading you for a long time and enjoy all you have to say.
Hal Hathorne April 01, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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Arthur Davidson April 01, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Maloney and Hanson are the way to go. Askenburg has done significant damage to the school system as a member of the school committee. She claims to have saved the town money through privatization and downsizing. Aramark has done wonders since taking over the custodial duties - something Askenburg wants credit for. Has anyone checked with the Chelmsford Police Department to see how many (there have been multiple) calls they have gotten regarding theft? How about Askenburg's other brainchild ... downsizing food service? It is now several thousand dollars in the RED!!! Nice work Janet!!!
John Doe December 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Thank goodness Balogna Maloney didnt get elected!

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